Blending Play Therapy with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: Evidence-Based and Other Effective Treatments and Techniques
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In today's managed-care environment, therapeutic techniques must be proven to be effective to be reimbursable. This comprehensive volume is written by leaders in the field and collects classic and emerging evidence-based and cognitive behavioral therapy treatments therapists can use when working with children and adolescents. Step-by-step instruction is provided for implementing the treatment protocol covered. In addition, a special section is included on therapist self-care, including empirically supported studies. For child and play therapists, as well school psychologists and school social workers.


ATHENA A. DREWES, PsyD, RPT-S, is Director of Clinical Training and APA Internship at The Astor Home for Children, a nonprofit multiservice mental health agency in New York. She is a Registered Play Therapist and Supervisor and past director of the Association for Play Therapy. She is the Senior Editor and chapter author of School-Based Play Therapy(Wiley), Cultural Issues in Play Therapy, and Supervision Can Be Playful.


About the Editor ix

Contributors xi

Acknowledgments xv

Preface xvii

Foreword xxi

Section I. Rationale For Integrating Play Therapy and CBT 1

1 The Therapeutic Powers of Play and Play Therapy 3
Charles E. Schaefer and Athena A. Drewes

2 Play Therapy, Pedagogy, and CBT: An Argument for Interdisciplinary Synthesis 17
Janine S. Shelby and Michele S. Berk

3 An Illustration of Science and Practice: Strengthening the Whole Through Its Parts 41
Eliana Gil and Nicole Jalazo

Section II. Historical Contextual Foundation 69

4 Data Are Not Mysterious: Understanding, Applying, and Conducting Psychotherapy Outcomes Studies 71
Suzanne Button and Lauren S. Hallion

5 Play Therapy Research: History and Current Empirical Support 97
Jennifer Baggerly

6 Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy: Theory and Applications 117
Susan M. Knell

Section III. Effective Evidence-Based Treatments Using Play With CBT 135

7 Trauma Systems Therapy: A Replication of the Model, Integrating Cognitive Behavioral Play Therapy into Child and Family Treatment 139
Susan Hansen and Glenn Saxe

8 Incorporating Play within a Manual-Based Treatment for Children and Adolescents with Anxiety Disorders 165
Jennifer L. Podell, Erin D. Martin, and Philip C. Kendall

9 The Role of Play within Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Aggressive Children: The Coping Power Program 179
John E. Lochman, Caroline Boxmeyer, and Nicole Powell

10 Innovation and Integration: Parent-Child Interaction Therapy as Play Therapy 199
Anthony J. Urquiza, Nancy M. Zebell, and Dawn Blacker

11 Primary Project: Fifty Years of Facilitating School Adjustment 21
Stephen P. Demanchick, Mary Anne Peabody, and Deborah B. Johnson

Section IV. Positive-Outcome Empirically Based Play Therapy Treatments 237

12 Child-Parent Psychotherapy 241
Alicia F. Lieberman and Lisa R. Inman

13 Filial Therapy: Theoretical Integration, Empirical Validation, and Practical Application 257
Ris€e VanFleet

14 Kinder Training: An Adlerian-Based Model to Enhance Teacher-Student Relationships 281
JoAnna White and Lauren Stern Wynne

15 Sandtray Therapy 297
Daniel S. Sweeney and Linda E. Homeyer

Section V. Integration and Application of Play-Based Techniques with CBT 319

16 CBPT: Implementing and Integrating CBPT into Clinical Practice 321
Susan M. Knell and Meena Dasari

17 Play Therapy Techniques for Affect Regulation 353
Susan Trachtenberg Paula

18 Building Self-Esteem, Coping Skills, and Changing Cognitive Distortions 373
Diane Frey

19 Playful Strategies to Manage Frustration: The Turtle Technique and Beyond 401
Eva L. Feindler

20 Narrative Approaches: Helping Children Tell Their Stories 423
Ann Cattanach

21 Family Problem Solving: Using Expressive Activities 449
Steve Harvey

Section VI. Therapist Self-Care 471

22 Self-Care for Child Therapists: Leaving It at the Office 473
John C. Norcross and Athena A. Drewes

Epilogue 495

Appendix 497

Author Index 499

Subject Index 511